Monday 18 November, 2019

17-year-old boy reportedly found with illegal gun in Ocho Rios

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A 17-year-old boy was arrested and a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol with a magazine containing eleven 9mm cartridges was reportedly seized in Ocho Rios, St Ann on Friday.

The teenager is from the Waltham Park area of St Andrew.

Reports from the Ocho Rios police are that about 2.45 pm, a team of officers was conducting operations in the community of Exchange, when a premises and its occupants were searched and the 17-year-old youth was found with the weapon.

He was taken into custody.

His identity is being withheld pending further investigations by the police.

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